You gotta love the low-budget production company The Asylum. Well, okay, you don’t have to love them, but you do gotta admire their balls. These guys have been making a killing putting out low-budget movie versions of big-budget Hollywood films, right down to the title and cover art. A few years ago they came out with their version of “War of the Worlds” at the same time as the Spielberg version, and some of their upcoming movie titles include, “Aliens vs Hunters” (just in time for “Alien vs Predator 2”), “Invasion of the Pod People” (just in time for the Nicole Kidman starrer “The Invasion”), and “Universal Soldiers” (just in time for, uh, I don’t know.) And their latest — “Transmorphers”!
Here’s The Asylum’s synopsis for “Transmorphers”:
A race of alien robots has conquered the Earth and forced humanity underground. After three hundred years of domination, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.
The trailer (love the sound effects and “transforming” credits):
So remember, kids, if you see a movie at Blockbusters that LOOKS and SOUNDS strangely like a big-budget movie, but there’s something not quite right about it, it’s probably an Asylum production.